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Château Gruaud-Larose

Grand Cru Classé 1855

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Gruaud Larose Château is a member of the exclusive "1855 Grand Crus Claseé" wineries family.
It is situated in the town of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle of Medoc, hence its Saint Julien AOC.
The winery dates from early 17th century when the first building - the tower - was also built by Joseph Stanislas Gruaud.
In 1778, the castle passed into the hands of Joseph Sebastien Larose, husband of the daughter of Joseph, and became known as Gruaud-Larose. The vine, whose average age is 43 years, covers 80 ha and is devided between Cabernet Sauvignon (61%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (5% each).
Gruaud-Larose is one of the first wineries to see off the insecticides, pesticides and herbicides in the vineyard and to replace them with organic methods of protection for the vine plants. It is also one of the most automatized wine making chateau using not only automatic control of the temperature of the vats during alcoholic and malolactic fermentation but also optical grape berries selection (they also have their own hail cannon to prevent the crop loss due to hail).
With its state of the art wine making plant and elegantly designed cellar Gruaud-Larose is an impressive chateau to visit.

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Latitude:45.1444
Longitude:-0.7510
Visiting Hours:The chateau can be visited by appointment only. Contact Info:
Phone: +33.5.56.73.89.43
Email: maisa.mansion@gruaud-larose.com

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